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Oppenheimer’s Dilemma

October 8 @ 4:00 pm


“Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds”, quoted Robert Oppenheimer years after leading development of the atomic bomb. Will someone in the future say the same thing about genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, geoengineering, or some other 21st-century technology?

In the mid-20th century, invention, development and use of nuclear weapons reminded the world of moral and ethical implications of scientific and technological development. In this salon, we’ll discuss the responsibilities of those who create new and transformational technology. Who is responsible to ensure responsible use of technology? Is it us?

The Jefferson Center invites you to join a discussion of these questions. This event is part of the Salon series of The Jefferson Center, a Rogue Valley nonprofit focused on critical thinking using secular humanist values to understand and engage with issues important to our community. See for more details on this and other events.


October 8
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Jefferson Center
208 Oak St. No. 1
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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